Tito’s says you shouldn’t make hand sanitizer out of their vodka

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 12: A view of Tito's Vodka on display as Titans of BBQ presented by National Beef and Pat LaFrieda Meats hosted by Dario Cecchini, Pat LaFrieda and Michael Symon at Pier 97 on October 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The makers of Tito’s Handmade Vodka are reminding consumers not to use the alcohol as a form of hand sanitizer.

The alcohol company shared the message on their official Twitter page Thursday afternoon in response to someone who commented they had “made some hand sanitizer out of your vodka…Keeping me germ-free and feeling good at the same time.”

Some items, including hand sanitizer, have been disappearing from local stores as shoppers look to combat the spread of coronavirus.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people can use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol to get rid of germs.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is 40% alcohol and “therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC,” the company said.

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The public service announcement was met with requests from Twitter users for the makers to increase the alcohol content in Tito’s.